Genre : Documentary – 24 May 2012 (France)
Language : English
STORY In 1989, five black and Latinoteenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping awhite woman in New York City’s Central Park. They spent between 6 and 13years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he alone hadcommitted the crime, leading to their convictions being overturned. Setagainst a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racialtension, THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE tells the story of that horrific crime,the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensationalstories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by thismiscarriage of justice.